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Windows 7: upgraded frpm asus P6T to asus P6T deluxe 2...

28 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
upgraded frpm asus P6T to asus P6T deluxe 2...

do i need to reformat???

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28 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I dont know that you would have to, but it wouldnt be a bad idea imo....
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28 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Most all of us agree that an upgrade is not the route to take. It leaves useless files on your system and can cause conflicts.

Save all you Documents, Pictures, contacts, videos, music, etc to a flash drive,

Be aware, you will need to re-install your 3rd party applications.
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28 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

yea i just figured that its pretty much identical mobos just a bit more upgraded, and since bios updates are installed in the actual bios.
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28 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
do i need to reformat???
Shouldn't think so. The differences are pretty minor. In fact, I'm curious why the OP is upgrading from one X58 board to another.

The most significant difference I see is that the Deluxe uses a Marvell controller for the PATA interface (and other things), while the vanilla P6T uses JMicron. It might be a good idea to uninstall the JMicron drivers before the swap. I doubt that it's necessary, though, unless your boot drive is on that controller. Probably unecessary, even then.
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28 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

IMHO,. it would be better to re-format.

Many useless files are left behind and can cause conflicts.
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16 Jun 2010   #7

Window 7 Home Premium Dual Boot Ubuntu Linux
 
 

I have just upgraded from an MSI k9n6pgm2-x to an Asus m4a785-m. I decided to try booting without reformatting, and it went well for a while. It went well until I installed something with a virus in it trying to decompress a game file so I could make a game mod.

IMO, it is better to format the drive, but only because when you re-install windows all the drivers will be completely changed and you know for certain that they have been installed correctly from the get-go without any guessing.
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